In the footsteps of Dr Albert Schweitzer

Overnight accommodation package on the Grimmialp

Short facts

  • Schwenden im Diemtigtal
During your stay on Grimmialp, follow in the footsteps of Diemtigtal's most famous guest.
In an oasis of tranquillity, Dr Albert Schweitzer spent a few weeks at the Grimmialp hotel each year from 1901 to 1909 (with the exception of 1907). These stays were of decisive importance for his life and work. 

During his holiday stays, Schweitzer took many walks and appreciated the peace and idyll of the mountain landscape. 

Immerse yourself in this tranquillity during your stay at the historic Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel and get to know the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Lambarene doctor. A focal point is the two-hour circular hike on the said > Albert Schweitzer  trail The five-kilometre-long, signposted walk around Grimmialp was created in his honour. Along the way, resting benches and quotes by Albert Schweitzer help you to take a break and recharge your batteries.

What does the offer include?
  • Free choice of the number of nights in the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel
  • Full or half board
  • circular walk on the Albert Schweitzer path
  • Study of literature on site by and about Albert Schweitzer
  • Brochure «From the life and thought of Albert Schweitzer» to take home with you
  • plenty of rest and relaxation during your stay
Of course, other rewarding hikes are possible during your stay. How about a climb to the «KRaftort Grimmiwasser» (place of power), whose red ferruginous springs once turned the Kurhaus into a health resort? Your hosts at the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel will be happy to advise you. 

Book now
This offer is available from May to October on request directly from the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel. Early reservation is recommended.

Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp

Ueli Pfister

Grimmialp 25

3757 Schwenden im Diemtigtal

Phone: 033 684 80 00


Website: www.kurhaus-grimmialp.ch

General information

Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Debit Card
  • JCB
  • Mastercard
  • Twint
  • Transfer
  • Visa
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)

Price info

Price examples per person (incl. visitor's tax):

2 nights in a single room with WC/shower, full board: Fr. 232

2 nights in a double room with WC/shower, full board: Fr. 202




Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluh tunnel turn left direction to Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtalstrasse into the valley for 18 km in the direction of Grimmialp, Schwenden. After the old Schwenden schoolhouse, turn left after 250 m to the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel.


Train, bus & co.:

By train to Oey-Diemtigen. Then take the PostBus to the stop «Schwenden, Winteregg». You reach the Kurhaus Grimmialp Hotel by a short walk.

Next steps


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